Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched into an explicit tirade against a reporter who asked him about the Ukraine scandal. Pompeo has been criticized for not doing anything to prevent Trump and his allies from smearing the US ambassador to Ukraine. Eventually Trump fired the ambassador while pushing for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. Trump has been impeached for holding up Ukraine aid to pressure that country.
NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly said that Pompeo screamed and swore at her after she asked him about the scandal.
The coda to @NPRKelly's interview with @SecPompeo is shocking. As described on @npratc: He screamed, swore at her, and said she couldn't find Ukraine on a map. He ordered staffers to bring a blank map. She pointed to Ukraine and thanked him for his time.https://t.co/8HlCDWxCU9
— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) January 24, 2020
Pompeo was also combative on-air when the issue came up.
Mike Pompeo — who refused a House subpoena — would be a top witness for Democrats in the impeachment trial.
— Morning Edition (@MorningEdition) January 24, 2020